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Tesla accident highlights the need to ensure worker visas aren't abused

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
American immigration law allows employees of overseas firms to enter the country for a limited period of time to do business for their employers, including overseeing installation of machinery or other specialized products.
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Sen. Sessions takes aim at same worker visas that Trump loves in Florida

Daily Kos - ‎May 16, 2016‎
It is exactly the type of visa, known as an H-2B visa, that Trump has used to prioritize hiring hundreds of foreign workers at a Florida resort, among other properties. Seung Min Kim reports on a letter Sessions sent to his colleagues about his latest ...

Farmers fear lag in worker visas will threaten crops

Danville Commercial News - ‎May 16, 2016‎
A program, known as H-2A, that allows guest agricultural workers into the United States on temporary visas is routinely plagued with problems.

'Whole thing needs to be fixed': Government bungling keeps legal immigrant workers from Indiana fields, threatening ...

Vincennes Sun Commercial - ‎May 14, 2016‎
Earlier this week, facing increased pressure from members of Congress from farm states, the federal government approved a system to expedite H-2A visas. In making the change, federal labor officials recognized that the current system, designed to ...

Immigration Reform 2016: Congress Sees H-2B Visa Push To Keep Temporary Workers Coming To The US

International Business Times - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Federal lawmakers are quietly pushing for the continued expansion of temporary guest worker visas that let foreign nationals work low-wage jobs in the U.S.

Labor plan to cancel Australian 457 visas and offshore gas crisis - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Australia's Labor Party is being warned that offshore oil rigs could be at risk should changes to foreign worker visas, such as the 400 and 457 visas, go ahead.

Bernie Sanders Attacks Disney Over Worker Pay - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sanders also cited an incident that occurred last year, when the company laid off about 250 information technology workers and replaced them with those holding H-1B guest worker visas. Donald Trump has also cited the layoffs in attacking the visa ...

Expand Canada temporary work visas says Chamber of Commerce - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce based in Ontario, Canada has urged the Canadian government to expand the country's temporary worker program by creating a special visa that would enable high-growth companies to attract international ...
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Tesla implicated in foreign worker scandal after reports of visa violations

Teslarati - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Tesla is justly proud of its new state-of-the-art painting facility capable of scaling up to 500,000 vehicles per year at the Fremont factory, but a report coming from the San Jose Mercury published on May 15 says that underpaid foreign workers ...

Failing Foreign Workers: Work Visas and Medical Deportation in Canada

Forget the Box (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
When Sheldon McKenzie hit his head and went into a coma, he violated the terms of his work permit which allowed him to remain in Canada so long as he could do the job for which he was granted a visa. As he was unconscious, he couldn't work, and his ...

Curbs on visas for skilled workers in Canada irk India

The Hindu - ‎May 21, 2016‎
India will raise its concerns over Canada's restrictions on temporary work visas for skilled professionals, as these curbs put in place two years ago have been hurting the domestic Information Technology (IT) sector.

Students can now work three years on an F-1 visa, but legal fight continues

Computerworld - ‎21 hours ago‎
The federal government this month officially extended the length of time someone with a STEM degree can work on a student F-1 visa from 29 months to three years. Students are eligible to work on their F-1 visa for one year under the government's ...
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Tesla Contractor Launches Probe Into Foreign Workers' Pay

Construction Equipment - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Lesnik and other eastern European workers had B1-B2 visas that specifically ban hands-on construction work. Lesnik was hired by a subcontractor, ISM Vuzem, who's contract explicitly stated a $55 hourly labor rate.

Leave Of Absence Requirement Change In UK Tier 2 Visa Category

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Since April 06, 2016 there has been an important change in reporting requirements for Tier 2 'skilled workers' to the UK.

'Intense' visa raids to increase in Oman

Times of Oman - ‎22 hours ago‎
“Such actions should continue. If not, it will encourage others to violate the law,” Mohammed Al Busaidi, a Majlis Al Shura member, said.

Sting operation involving a sham college led to 21 arrests

Inside Higher Ed - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Federal officials allege that the defendants -- many of whom worked as recruiters or consultants serving international students -- fraudulently obtained or attempted to obtain student or work visas for approximately 1,000 foreign nationals from 26 ...
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LA bakery owners ordered to pay $15.3 million for abuse of workers on visas

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 13, 2016‎
The owners of the now-shuttered L'Amande French Bakery that operated in Beverly Hills and Torrance have been ordered to pay nearly $15.3 million in damages for exploiting 11 Filipino workers. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin on May 2 granted a ...

Employers abuse H-2 visa holders - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Gettyimages 71433413 A man who is in the U.S. on an H-2A guest worker visa picks oranges in Florida. - Joe Raedle/Getty Images.
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Federal election 2016: Di Natale's use of au pairs causes stir

The Australian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Turning now to the issue of the working holiday program more generally, as far back as 1997 the federal joint standing committee on migration cautioned against the working holiday visa being used as a backdoor way to “solve labour market problems in ...

Visa and work permit regulations

Kuwait Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
In the past few months, there have been a lot of new regulations concerning visa and entry requirements for expats in Kuwait.